Although some home inspection companies will provide you with a pre-printed hand written checklist at the conclusion of the
home inspection these boiler plate formats often do not provide the level of detail and advice and that a formal detailed written home inspection report can provide. It is easy for the home inspector
to check off good, fair, poor, acceptable, or not acceptable, but it is another thing to describe what’s wrong, why its wrong, and what needs to be done about it. Anybody can check off a form
that indicates that a stairway is tilting, but a written home inspection report by a Licensed Professional Engineer can tell you why the stairway is tilting and what needs to be done about it.
Remember, only a Professional Engineer is licensed to make professional engineering judgments and provide you with a professional engineer’s design for remedial repair.